Will ‘Venus in Fur’ be another Roman Polanski BOMB?

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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #154705

    The last time Polanski adapted a Broadway play, “God of Carnage,” it bombed. Now he’s got “Venus in Fur” … Here’s more info plus the trailer:

    http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=95022

    Whatcha thank?

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    vinny
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    I’m going to say it probably is going to flop but hope I am wrong

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    Beau S.
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    Two very different films – Carnage was made with American stars and marketed for more of an audience, Venus in Fur has no big names (to mainstream audiences) and is more indie-ish.

    Venus in Fur probably will not be financially successful but probably will be a better film.

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    helmetz
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    As of this moment, “Venus in Fur” stands at 97% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, so if it does bomb, it won’t be for lack of quality.

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    Eddy Q
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    I saw this last week, it’s very good. I doubt it can outgross even Carnage though, which at least had big names like Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet. Fans of the Tony-winning play might be pissed off this version’s in French.

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    babypook
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    Well, I’d hate to underestimate Polanski. Amalric seems like a perfect fit, and Roman does excel with “obsessions”. I’m not sure many felt the crowds would be lined up around the block for this but I dont think it’s going to close after one or two weeks either.

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    Rooney Mara
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    I loved this movie. Emmanuelle Seigner gave my favourite performance so far this year.
    I dont see any commercial success but it sure is a great movie.

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    seabel
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    Why do you want this to suck, Tom? I have seen it and, it’s not as outstanding as “The Pianist”, “Chinatown” or “Rosemary’s baby”, but “Venus in Fur” is a great showcase and a tour-de-force for Emmanuelle Seigner.

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    Laactingnyc
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    I actually really liked Carnage and thought the performances were steller.

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    Riley
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    As of this moment, “Venus in Fur” stands at 97% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, so if it does bomb, it won’t be for lack of quality.

    It is down to 89% (86% among top critics) with an average score of 6.8 (6.4).  It has 69 at Metacritic, higher than Carnage, but lower than The Ghost Writer, which did better than Carnage, but still only grossed $60 million worldwide on a $45 million budget.

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    K-Hole
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    Venus in Fur got a positive, almost rave review in last week’s New Yorker, so no, it’s not going to bomb.

    The problem with Carnage was that the two male roles were completely miscast. Christoph Waltz basically played the same mannered Nazi that he played in Inglourious Basterds. I don’t think that will be a problem with Venus in Fur.

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